Challenges with Challenging Behaviors  

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By Galina Markovich Director, MMC Dementia care is becoming ever more needed in an increasing variety of settings including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, boarding homes, rehab centers and of course, in the homes of friends and neighbors. It is crucial to understand what the best care setting is for someone with behavioral dementia. In my support groups, I frequently meet caregivers who ask this very question. Many of them have already had experiences with facilities where it ...
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10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide, gradually impairing memory, cognitive functions, and ultimately, the ability to carry out daily tasks. Detecting Alzheimer's disease in its early stages is crucial for effective management and intervention. While there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's, early detection can significantly improve the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers. Here, we delve into the subtle...
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Alzheimer’s May Reduce Ability to Perceive Pain

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University recently reported in BMC Medicine that Alzheimer’s may reduce ability to perceive pain. The three-year study at Vanderbilt examined two groups of adults aged 65 and older: one group diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and a second group with no signs of Alzheimer’s. Participants were asked to report pain levels resulting from exposure to varying degrees of heat. The study revealed that reports of pain sensation required higher temperatures for participan...
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Understanding Early Onset Dementia: Unraveling the Challenges and Seeking Support

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Early Onset Dementia (EOD) is a condition that can have a profound impact on individuals and their families. Unlike the more common forms of dementia that typically affect older adults, EOD strikes individuals before the age of 65, adding an additional layer of complexity to the challenges faced by those living with the condition. In this article, we will delve into the definition, symptoms, causes, and available support for early onset dementia. Defining Early Onset Dementia Dementia ...
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease, a progressive and irreversible neurological disorder, poses significant challenges to individuals, families, and healthcare systems worldwide. Named after the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, who first identified the condition in 1906, Alzheimer's disease primarily affects the brain, leading to cognitive decline, memory loss, and changes in behavior. As our population ages, the prevalence of Alzheimer's is on the rise, making it crucial for society to comprehend the comp...
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Aromatherapy’s Surprising Benefits for Seniors

Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being, has gained popularity for its holistic approach to health. While it's well-known for reducing stress and anxiety, its benefits extend far beyond that, especially for seniors. As the aging population continues to grow, finding non-invasive and natural ways to enhance the quality of life for seniors becomes increasingly important. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of aromatherapy for seni...
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Benefits Of Exercise On The Brain | Millennium Memory Care

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Everyone knows how important it is to be physically active. Some of the many physical benefits of regular exercise include improved strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. Exercise can also help with managing weight and controlling risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and stroke. On the other hand, lack of activity can have serious negative consequences. In addition to an overall poorer sense of well-being, older adults who are ...
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The Role of the Caregiver

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In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, people experience a gradual loss of memory along with a slow decline in cognitive and reasoning skills. At the outset, this can be frustrating and challenging, as forgetfulness increases and tasks that were once routine become harder to manage. But some simple coping tips and strategies can help with daily tasks and extend the opportunity to live an engaged and independent life. Before employing any of these strategies, it is important to acknowledg...
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Alzheimer Test | Millennium Memory Care

Diagnosing the Brain
The familiar symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetfulness, speech difficulties, confusion and inability to form memories. But the telltale biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease begin to take hold in the brain well before any of these outward signs become apparent. In Alzheimer’s patients, amyloid plaques and tangles of tau proteins form and accumulate in the brain which can lead to functional impairment. While these formations can be detected through positron emission tomography ...
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Millennium Memory Care Marks a Decade of Compassionate Memory Care Services

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Mahwah, NJ November 16, 2023 — Millennium Memory Care (MMC), a leading provider of specialized memory care services, is thrilled to announce its 10th anniversary. For the past decade, the company has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with memory-related challenges and their families. Founded in 2013, MMC has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the field of memory care. Specializing in behavioral memory care and providing a home-like environment, personalized care, and inno...
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